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Man Hits Victim's Brother In Head With Axe At Long Island Residence, Police Say

Dawes Avenue in Roosevelt
Dawes Avenue in Roosevelt Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

An axe-wielding man on Long Island struck another in the head with his weapon while wildly swinging it and threatening to kill his victim’s brother, police said.

Roosevelt resident Ludlow Robinson got into a verbal argument with his Dawes Avenue roommate at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, investigators said. 

Following the argument, police said that Robinson returned to their home with an axe concealed in his pants.

Once he returned to his home, Robinson, 55, began swinging the axe at his first victim, threatening to kill him, prompting his brother, who also resides at the residence, to intervene.

During the intervention, police said that the brother was struck in the head by the axe, while another wrestled the weapon away from Robinson and used it to defend both of them.

Police said that following the assault, Robinson and his victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the axe was recovered at the scene.

Robinson was arrested and charged with assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. Police said he will be arraigned “when medically practical.” 

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